Definition of chargehand in English:



  • A worker, ranking below a foreman, in charge of others on a particular job.

    • ‘He worked as a chargehand for the railway company.’
    • ‘On each site where the work is in progress the Contractor must maintain a competent foreman or chargehand who has complete control of all labour engaged on the work.’
    • ‘Drivers could lose nearly £1,400 per year, while chargehands could also face a drop in wages.’
    • ‘The chargehand shouted: ‘It's OK, stay put, don't panic, it'll pass over.’’
    • ‘The accident happened when the woman, a stand-in chargehand, was working in the factory's pre-pack section.’
    • ‘The inquest was told that Albert, a chargehand, worked at the carriageworks from 1945 until 1980.’
    • ‘Until he was made redundant last year, he worked at Horwich Castings as a chargehand.’
    • ‘Assisting Rangi Ram and the British soldiers were a couple of Wallahs (chargehands), Muhammed and Rumzan.’
    • ‘The driver, Paul Martin, a 42-year-old chargehand from West Stockwith on the Isle of Axeholme in North Lincolnshire, was also killed.’
    • ‘In your group is a consultant, a chargehand and a worker.’
    • ‘In the absence of the supervisor, the chargehand is to liaise with external contractors.’
    supervisor, overseer, superintendent, manager, boss, team leader, line manager, controller